A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Cox, James Middleton

Cox, James Middleton (b. Jacksonburg, Ohio, 31 March 1870; d. Dayton, Ohio, 15 July 1957) He was a journalist who built the Cox newspaper syndicate, Democratic congressman (1909–13) and Ohio governor (1913–14 and 1917–21). As the 1920 Democratic presidential candidate, Cox advocated continuing Woodrow Wilson’s domestic policies and US entry to the League of Nations. He won just 34.2 percent of the popular vote and carried only 11 southern states in a crushing defeat that ended his national political career.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Cox, James Middleton," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJZ1SCJM6HFE93.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Cox, James Middleton." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJZ1SCJM6HFE93.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Cox, James Middleton' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJZ1SCJM6HFE93.